[ti:International Court Begins Consideration of Genocide Case Against Myanmar][by:shang05.com][00:00.00]更多听力请访问shang05.com[00:00.20]Public hearings on genocide accusations against Myanmar[00:05.48]have ended at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.[00:11.96]On Thursday, the lawyer presenting the case against Myanmar[00:16.80]said Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi ignored reports of mass killings and rape[00:24.56]as she defended her country at the United Nations court.[00:29.72]Paul Reichler told the ICJ Suu Kyi chose to ignore the reported sexual violence[00:37.64]because "it is undeniable and unspeakable."[00:42.68]Suu Kyi said during hearings Wednesday that the charge of genocide is "misleading"[00:49.52]because "cycles of intercommunal violence" in Myanmar date "back to the 1940s."[00:58.88]She argued that the military's action in Rakhine state, Myanmar,[01:04.44]was an anti-terrorism campaign against a violent Rohingya extremist group.[01:12.04]Aung San Suu Kyi said the Rohingya minority fled from a civil conflict[01:18.72]started by planned attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.[01:25.52]The armed group attacked security positions in western Rakhine state in August 2017.[01:34.48]She said "Myanmar's defense services" answered those terror attacks,[01:41.16]targeting the militants who had carried them out.[01:45.56]She also said that Myanmar is seeking to investigate and bring to justice[01:52.00]any crime done during the campaign by troops and others.[01:58.24]At least 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh[02:03.68]during the Myanmar military campaign.[02:08.08]A U.N. investigation found that campaign was carried out "with genocidal intent."[02:16.64]Investigators said as many as 10,000 Rohingya,[02:21.60]a Muslim minority in Myanmar, were killed.[02:25.80]U.N. investigators spoke to witnesses of the military action.[02:32.40]The witnesses provided many reports of massacres, extrajudicial killings,[02:39.44]mass rapes and the burning of entire villages.[02:44.68]The Gambia brought the case against Myanmar to the ICJ,[02:49.68]as requested by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation.[02:55.76]When the hearings opened Tuesday, lawyers for The Gambia told of the reported atrocities.[03:04.00]The Gambia is seeking special measures to protect the Rohingyas[03:09.24]until the genocide case is heard in full.[03:13.84]Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou told reporters,[03:19.56]"We are signatories to the Genocide Convention like any other state.[03:25.48]It shows that you don't have to have military power[03:29.72]or economic power to stand for justice."[03:34.32]Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991[03:40.24]for her pro-democracy stand against Myanmar's military government at the time.[03:48.08]It placed her under house arrest for 15 years until finally freeing her in 2010.[03:56.92]But her defense of the military's actions against the Rohingya[04:01.88]has damaged her public image as a fighter for democracy and human rights.[04:09.08]The Rohingya were excluded from a 1982 citizenship law[04:14.44]that bases full legal status through membership in a government-recognized native group.[04:21.16]The Myanmar government considers the Rohingya illegal immigrants from Bangladesh,[04:28.04]a move that has left the ethnic group stateless.[04:32.96]A ruling from the court to approve measures to protect the Rohingya is expected within weeks.[04:41.40]A final ruling on the accusation of genocide could take several years.[04:48.84]I'm Caty Weaver. 更多听力请访问shang05.com